Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Strawdog Theatre Makes New Home In Former Signal Ensemble Space in North Center
STRAWDOG THEATRE ANNOUNCES 30th SEASON TO TAKE PLACE IN ITS NEW NORTH CENTER LOCATION
Strawdog’s Main Stage and Late Night Offerings to be held at the Former Signal Ensemble Space, 1802 W. Berenice.
Congrats to Strawdog Theatre Company on their new home! We'll still miss the bold doors, brickwork, and urban character of their last permanent home, but we're eagerly anticipating what Strawdog will achieve in this stellar new space.
Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the Company has signed a three-year lease for the former Signal Ensemble Theater, 1802 W. Berenice. The space was also briefly home to Oracle Productions following Signal’s closure, and has a 99-seat theatre. Strawdog’s 30th Anniversary Season to be celebrated during 2017 – 2018 is to be announced.
“We are so excited to have a home with such a rich connection to the Chicago Theatre community,” said Co-Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer. “We have had a great year at the Factory Theater and thank them for being such fantastic hosts and landlords. Strawdog has been looking for a new home since leaving Lakeview and the North Center location offers many opportunities for celebrating our 30th Anniversary and planning our future seasons and popular late night programming.”
Strawdog Theatre Company’s final production of the 2016 - 2017 season will take place at the new Factory Theater in Rogers Park, 1621 W. Howard St. The Night Season, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Elly Green, runs May 11 – June 24. Strawdog Theater on Berenice takes residence immediately with the space available for rentals to itinerant companies.
ABOUT STRAWDOG THEATRE COMPANY
Since its founding in 1988, Strawdog Theatre Company has offered Chicagoland the premiere storefront theatre experience and garnered numerous Non-Equity Jeff Awards with its commitment to ensemble acting and an immersive design approach. The celebrated Company develops new work, re-imagines the classics, melds music with theatre, asks provocative questions and delivers their audience the unexpected.
Strawdog Theatre Company is supported in part by The Alphawood Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and through the generous contributions of businesses and individuals.